By Mark Frutkin

Colourless eco-friendly principles Sleep Furiously is a suite of brief essays which are pithy, aphoristic, and whole of clean insights and witticisms within the demeanour of Kafka's Parables and Paradoxes, Eduardo Galeano's ebook of Embraces, or Pascal's Pensées. "Mark Frutkin has distilled his meditations on language, cause, fable and secret into nuggets to tickle you into new methods of thinking." - Mark Fried, translator of Galeano.

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PS8561. R84C65 2012 C814'. fifty four C2012-900339-5 released by way of Quattro Books Inc. 89 Pinewood road Toronto, Ontario, M6C 2V2 www. quattrobooks. ca devoted to my mom, Anabel Elizabeth Frutkin nine October 1919 – 31 December 2011 “All the decisive blows are struck left-handed. ” – Walter Benjamin, One-Way road “Roaring goals ensue in a superbly silent brain. ” – Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity Fragments of a narrative tale is what we use to conjure order out of chaos. We appeal chaos into narratives that duplicate and mirror demonstrated perceptions of truth. notwithstanding it seems that to be not anything yet fragments, the area is actually a unified box: of towns, ideas, foodstuff, language, goals, our bodies, hopes, fears and passions. The unifying issue is tale, the continuing whisper we pay attention in our heads, the story we inform ourselves, not more actual than the other tale, a play we think, a dream we dream. Left-handed blows and roaring desires Left-handed blows are rules that tear vents within the facade of approved fact. They blow conference to smithereens. They knock the complete universe precisely one foot to the left – or the perfect. Left-handed blows don't have anything to do with politics, and but politics is managed eventually and completely by means of left-handed blows. Left-handed blows come from Rimbaud, Basho, Benjamin, Apollinaire, Joyce, Kerouac, Lao Tzu, Beckett, Trungpa, Eliade, Whitman, Gautama, Molly Bloom, Li Po, Emma Bovary and so forth recognized and unknown. they arrive from loopy humans, enemies, allies, enthusiasts. From the solar and moon, from the planets and stars, up from less than the earth. Left-handed blows come like lightning, like water, like goals. Left-handed blows occasionally curve all of the approach round and seem to come back from definitely the right. at least, left-handed blows constantly come from the void, from the some distance reaches of the dusty nebulae, from contained in the chest. they're fantastic, surprising, ultra-simple, silent and empty. Left-handed blows are past interpretation, even this interpretation. Roaring desires, in the meantime, aren't break away completely silent brain. they're the purest indication that completely silent brain is prowling approximately, a leopard within the jungles of evening. Roaring desires are non-stop like a river, like breath, like swap. Roaring desires thread out and in of time, double again, bounce forward. after they disappear we keep in mind them, earlier than they arrive we lengthy for them. Roaring goals roar loudest whilst the silence is robust. whilst the silence grows vulnerable, roaring desires can't be heard. once roaring goals are spotted, they modify, as though a chameleon have been stressed out to the foreground instead of the historical past. Left-handed blows in basic terms hit you for those who aren’t having a look. Roaring goals simply come up while brain rests in ideal silence. Boredom Is there whatever we worry greater than boredom? Boredom, it seems, is our purely desire. Wittgenstein stated there have been purely the variables of fact, the main points, without unifying issue in the back of them. yet, the groundlessness that people glimpse once they are bored, the not anything they worry, is certainly that unifying issue.

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